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Bournemouth Commercial Flight Training has been established at Bournemouth International Airport on the South Coast since 2002. All Modular training and flight tests are carried out at Bournemouth Airport benefiting students with the continuity of training in a commercial environment they are familiar with, whilst Integrated students benefit from training both in Bournemouth and abroad, enabling them to gain experience in foreign airspace without compromising on training quality.

Our courses take students from Zero Hours to a Frozen ATPL(A), the licence required for entry into the airlines as a First Officer. They have become a recognised as “high quality, value for money” courses where the students’ career is the focus.

TESTIMONIALS

Having established a close cooperation with the Airline Flybe,
BCFT is proud to see both Modular and Integrated students succeed in securing First Officer positions in the regional Airline:

“I completed all flight training with BCFT following the modular route due to the requirement to work during the initial part of my training.  The school was very accommodating, allowing me to plan my training to suit my availability. The training was to a very high standard and culminated in qualifying as a flight instructor.  Following 1 year of instructing I was invited, through BCFT, for an interview with Flybe which lead to a position as First Officer on the Dash8 Q400”, Mike Allinson

OUR COURSES

Obtain a position as a Pilot in Commercial/Airline operations


Anyone wishing to obtain a position as a Pilot in Commercial/Airline operations must have the relevant Pilot’s Licence, known as an Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence (ATPL).

The route to gaining this licence involves intensive training and subsequent testing, but what exactly is required and what are the differences between licences?

Starting out


Training starts with the Private Pilots Licence which is conducted on a single-engine piston aircraft and includes ground studies to pass the Ground School exams. A successful flight test is required before the licence can be issued. This licence allows the pilot to fly single-engine piston land aeroplanes in visual meteorological conditions, in daylight, but not for hire or reward. The licence held is a Private Pilots Licence with a Single Engine Piston Land Rating attached.

Further Training


With further training and a supervised solo flight a Night Rating can be
added to the licence. An MEP Rating can also be added to enable the
holder to fly Multi-Engine Piston Land aircraft. (Further Ratings can be
added if required, following mandatory training and testing, i.e.
Aerobatics, Seaplane aircraft etc., but these are not a requirement for a
professional licence).

Upgrading the PPL to a Commercial Licence (CPL) first requires all 14
written EASA ATPL exams to be passed. We run our own residential ATPL
theory course which is completed on a full-time basis within 6 months
covering all the subjects essential to passing the exams.

Zero to Hero


Once the ground exams are done, the Commercial flight training can begin but only so long as certain criteria are met and 175 hours total have been attained. This flight training can be conducted on Multi-or Single Engine Piston Land aircraft. Conventionally this is conducted on a Single Engine Piston Land aircraft, with at least 5h on a complex aircraft. The training involves a minimum of 25 hours (or 15h if an IR is held) and is concluded by a flight test with an authorised CAA Examiner.

The training continues with the Instrument Rating. This requires 45 hours of training (or 55h, if a CPL isn’t held) of which 30h are done on an approved simulator. Following a successful flight test and meeting the relevant criteria an Instrument Rating can be attached to the licence.

Our courses take students from Zero Hours to a Frozen ATPL(A), the licence required for entry into the airlines as a First Officer. They have become a recognised as “high quality, value for money” courses where the students’ career is the focus.

AVAILABLE TRAININGS

Courses are originally priced in EUR, GBP

Company Course Price*

ATPL (A)

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 6 months6 months
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  • Full Time Residential – Bournemouth
  • 14 Exams
  • 3 Phases
  • Full-Time Study
  • 750 Hours of Training
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Integrated Airline Pilot

Bournemouth, UK

Melbourne, Florida, USA

Dublin, Ireland

United Kingdom

United States

Ireland

Time to complete: 16 months7 mo + 4 mo + 3 mo + 10 days
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Accommodation:
VAT Inc:
  • Airline Focused training from day 1
  • Multi engine training completed in both the USA and UK
  • No cancellation fees
  • All flight training included within the cost, including any flights beyond the syllabus
  • First time flight test fees included
  • New course begins every 8 weeks
  • Accommodation at all training locations include within the cost
  • Flights and visa’s to Florida and Dublin included and organised
  • Competency Based MCC & JOC Training delivered on A320 & B737 Simulators
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€103 661

PPL

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 45 hours45 hours
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  • 45 hours
  • 9 theory exams
  • flight test
  • Full or part time basis
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Night Rating

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 5 hours5 hours
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  • 5 hours
  • 5 solo take offs and landings to be completed within the 5 hours
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CPL

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 25 hours25 hours
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  • 25 hours (15 hours if IR held)
  • multi or single engine
  • minimum of 5 hours to be completed on a complex aircraft (variable pitch prop and retractable undercarriage)
  • flight test
  • minimum of 175 hours’ total time, 100 of which are to be P1 to begin the course
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Multi Engine Piston - MEP

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Time to complete: 6 hours6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • 1 theory paper
  • flight test
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Instrument Rating - IR

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

United Kingdom


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  • 45 hours (30 hours sim/15 hours aircraft) – CPL holders
  • 55 hours (35 hours sim/20 hours aircraft) – none CPL holders
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* estimated based on todays currency, this could change and you should contact the flight school directly to confirm